Double Layer Wedding Explosion Box

Back in May (haven’t had the time to post this project yet), my sister got married and as I wanted to make them something special, rather than a card, I decided to go for an explosion box.
I had never made one before, but I found a great tutorial, which was easy to follow on You Tube. The lady created her box in 1h…mine took considerably longer, LOL.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be though and I’m actually very pleased with the result, so I’ll have warn you that I have got loads of pics to share.  😛

Starting from the outside….I used Maja Design’s romantic collection Sofiero. For the box itself I used “Enjoying the lovely Fragrance” and for the lid “”Royal Summer Residence”. 


On the lid I created a heart with different flowers in pink, brown and ivory. They were covered in lots of Stickles Stardust. Then I put some jute twine around the heart and glued on some Melissa Frances pearls. Oh, and there’s obviously cheese cloth underneath the heart.


This is what it looks like when the lid has been removed:

As you can see, I have got double layers inside the box.The seambinding is keeping the 2nd layer from opening.The beautiful brown paper here is “Princess Margareta’s Garden”.
M3_miniHere’s a view from the side:
M4_miniThe box holds these pull out photo mats:
The die is from Marianne Design, and I used the pink and cream coloured Rhinestones Lace. The blue doesn’t really fit with the rest of the colour scheme, but you know that old wedding saying…

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”

I cut the corners, so they would be heart-shaped. Then I stamped a swirl from Stempelglede’s Grunge Flourish Heart set on them. The other panels have got patterned papers and some memorable quotes on them. 
When the seambinding has been loosened, the wedding cake is revealed:

The inside of the panels are “Enjoying the Lovely Fragrance” again.
The cake I made with 7th of May from Maja’s Vintage Spring Basics Collection.
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The cute banner border is from Maya Road, and then I also used some 2mm pearl string.

On top a variety of  flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, some frosted berries and cheese cloth. The cake was placed on a Melissa Frances Paper Lace Doily.

Last look of the explosion box with the lid in the background.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

 Challenges that this project fit:
We Love Vintage – #29 Inspiration Collage
Stampartic – Summer
Kort o Mania – #111 Summer
Divas by Design – Ribbons & flowers

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